Occocuan, VA Homes For Sale
One of the most intriguing communities in Prince George’s County is Occoquan, home to around a thousand residents and perched right at the edge of the famous Occoquan River. This charming town has lots of history and also offers homes for sale at highly competitive prices. What’s the catch? There’s not one really, unless you’re wanting a detached single-family house which are in somewhat short supply. They do exist however, plus there’s plenty of awesome townhouse condos for sale.
Occoquan is a Native American term for “at the end of the water” and it suits this town perfectly. Once home to the Algonquaint Doeg tribe, it became the site of a grist mill and the tobacco trade back in 1765 and was officially founded as a town in 1804.
The town developed slowly over the centuries—content in being a small haven for creative types and those who simply want to live apart from the stresses of the city. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features an eclectic mix of old homes for sale, plus funky cottages and Ramblers and some new custom construction. To learn more about Occocuan, VA homes for sale, give us a call today!
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In recent years, Occoquan has also become attractive to commercial developers who built a number of townhouses, many of which are either very near or along the water. The availability of upscale condos for sale was thought to be a good thing. Prince George’s County was especially affected by the real estate downturn of the mid-2000s, however, putting a damper on prices in this quaint riverside community.
The market has come roaring back since 2012—there are not nearly as many homes for sale these days. Townhouse condos for sale start in the high $200s and climb to around $900,000 for deluxe residences right on the river. New construction projects include Occoquan Heights—standalone townhouses listing in the low $400s for three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Detached single-family homes for sale start in the mid-six figures for modest cottages and can climb past the million dollar mark, depending on availability.
The question many are asking, is whether there will be another big development boom in what is still a very small town, typified by charming waterside cafes and galleries. For now, it remains a tranquil getaway, 22 miles from Washington, DC.